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somewhere in wyoming, you know, sort of having a good chuckle and saying, you know, thank god obama was president because the next time we're in power, we're going to be able to continue doing this stuff. >> host: jeremy scahill, how large is the drone program in the u.s. right now? >> guest: well, we have very little information about it. let's remember that for almost the entire first term that president obama was in office, he never publicly mentioned the drones except on a google plus hangout in response to a question that a young person had asked him. no u.s. officials would ever publicly own that the u.s. even had a drone program. an american citizen was killed in a drone strike, this guy anwar al-awlaki who was from the united states and went to yemen and was making these youtube videos, they killed him in 2011. 600 days later president obama gives a speech where he owns the fact that the u.s. is doing this. there are secret bases in saudi arabia, oman, in east africa. my understanding is there also is a facility inside of yemen and, of course, in afghanistan drones are being
and their families have received insurance cancellation notices. do you think medicare advantage maybe obama cares next victim? and if so, what might beneficiaries in pennsylvania expect over the coming years in terms of plan choices, costs, forgone benefit offerings and provider networks? >> thank you, mr. chairman. indeed, i am concerned about the future of medicare advantage. as i said in my opening statement. the work we've done on the implications of aca cuts, for example, in pennsylvania would suggest that in 2014 there would be an average loss of benefit, beneficiary of about $2200, that this is about a 19% reduction in those benefits. and that we would see a decline in -- about 113,000 pennsylvanians. those numbers for 2014 are of concern, but i am more troubled by the trajectory over the succeeding five years of the full cuts under the affordable care act as to whether medicare advantage will remain a viable option within the medicare program and deliver the comprehensive benefits. i just want to echo the statements that we heard in many of the opening remarks. the medicare population is
is one of them. and so part of this has always been startling because after all, obama is not a black president he is also a next race. he is african-american. he has one white and one african parent. this is like the one draft rule. so it is i think really interesting that sexism is far more casual partly because it is interpersonal. the guys i was talking with committee have ex-wife that the hate or ex-wife's lawyers that they hate even more. but they also have the women in their lives they see as getting ahead of them. >> host: you can see taking your job or whatever. we are going to return to that subject when we return to the groups but it's important now to define the central concept of your book which is this idea of the entitlement because i have a lot of questions about it so just tell the viewers what is the end title might? >> guest: it's a title like him it was because the groups from the main rights groups to the fathers rights groups that beat up their wives or partners were killed and in some cases to the guys that go postal or open fire in the workplace to the men on t
kennedy was i think he was never a glad hander, and certainly obama is not a glad handed. i sat next to that one did and there's no smalltalk. he's really very serious and it's all business all the time, and that's fine with me. i'm academic, too, but kennedy never really liked that kind of traditional boston, how is your grandma and your uncle so-and-so? he never liked engaging in that kind of chatter. and i think obama is very serious about what he -- and, of course, the knock on him has been that he hasn't cultivated the people in congress the way lyndon johnson did. because johnson was the guy who was pressed the flesh, and somebody once said when lyndon back to into a and began breaking into your mouth you knew you were finished. [laughter] so a very, very different style, you see, and i think obama is a lot more like kennedy then compared to johnson. >> now, are there differences though? both appointed experts, the best and the brides, their green team, all harvard and rhodes scholar and so forth but kennedy learned to stop referring to them and exercise leadership by making a
in obama's cap -- cabinet. >> host: greg next in virginia. democratic caller. >> caller: hi. one thing i wanted to say. number one, i'm of the belief that roll out the health care.gov website had a lot of problems. i think it's been way overblown. i look forward to katherine testifying to give some actual concrete number. and i bet we'll see yeah there was a problem but it wasn't this disaster that so many people and most of the republicans have been describing it to be. the effect on the present population is far less than the republicans might have you believe. and the next thing is you know instead of the republicans jumping up-and-down you can keep the health care plan if you wanted. looing at this pulling up little examples people who lost their health care. you know -- he's going take over the insurance company. the insurance company on the ones who are making the serious -- canceling these plans. there's nothing in the law that requires them to do that or says that say that have to do that. so i
: >> on the next washington journal the foreign-policy initiative discussing secretary of state john kerry's tenure so far in the overall foreign policy challenges that the obama administration faces. after that, the center for public integrity talking about financial disclosure requirements for state supreme court judges. then, a discussion about genetically modified foods with new york university professor mary ann nestle. it will also look for your reaction, as always, by phone, e-mail, and twitter. live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> the white house has president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of the late nelson mandela. also on friday, former secretary of state hillary clinton talked about the former south african president's legacy. here is some of what she said. >> we meet on that day after the loss of a giant among us, someone who, by the power of his example, demonstrated that unequivocally how each of us can choose how we will respond to those in justice's and grievances, those sorrows and tragedy's that afflict
own work? over the next couple of years of. >> own father was a great proponent of activist government. what they have done is to disprove the theory to see those programs of might have worked had obama the bad able to see the majority. why rely on government? it does not work. it is a very perverse it does give people a sense that it seems distant and confused one of the reasons why the health care act is not working of the web site because 25 states are controlled by republicans and refused to set up the portals that would have been working at the state level instead of the federal level so every effort to assure the activist government is blocked what might or the other. to feed it to the cynicism. >> but with the fdr spirit of experimentation. >>. >> but to go through the cycles of conservative thinking and the world has changed so profoundly to the process with responding by a keystroke with the fact we have lost the character of our political process and we don't stop and take her on dash a and c eddie more. as the members of the tea party. although it costs the economy to do $5
the democrats retake congress, the house in the next congressional election. but at the very least, he can leave a legacy for future be presidents to look back on and say, well, obama wasn't able to complete it there, but we can do it in the future. >> in the introduction that's reprinted in the series of biographies that artur edited for -- arthur edited for times books, john seigenthaler -- [inaudible] he quotes henry adams saying that a president of the united states is like the commander of a ship at sea. he should have a course to steer ask a sense of mission. tom, you have covered presidents back beginning with polk as i recall -- [laughter] so what do you -- where would you put obama -- >> on that scale? well, i'm going to take, seek refuge as historians do by saying it's too early to tell. [laughter] >> only time will tell. >> but what i think is -- i've been a journalist for 50 years, a student of the american political process every waking moment of that time as well, and i've been inside the gate a lot during times of crises and triumphs. and my one overarching conclusion is no one is
-span.org/localcontent. >> next on booktv joshua dubois, former executive director of the white house office of faith based and neighborhood partnership talks about the devotional e-mails he has been sending since barack obama since he was a senator. this is about half an hour. [applause] >> it is great to be here. change in plans, i wasn't able to update the book but cooking dishes for michele obama since this evening. american grow. we can get to that after the devotional. thank you for being here. so wonderful to see so many friends, old and new. like a family reunion. i am excited to share it this book with you. my wonderful wife, michele. [applause] >> we have been married precisely 82 days. you see this blow on my face, that is why. thank you so much for being here. when i started working for barack obama i had no idea i would be sending in a devotional every morning. i was a young kid from nashville, tenn. working on the 2008 campaign, in the senate office for couple years but didn't know him that well. i was doing out reach around a company like so many others including many folks that i see and pr
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